Tony winner Lillias White will be among the performers at the May 17 Kennedy Center event "Songs for the New Millennium." Featuring songs by Cy Coleman and Marilyn and Alan Bergman, the one-night only songfest will also include the vocal artistry of Carl Anderson, Patti Austin, Janis Siegel and Steve Tyrell. The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra will play musical arrangements by Alan Broadbent, John Clayton, Bob Florence, Tom Kubis, Roger Neumann, Peter Matz and Tony winner Don Sebesky, and Broadway veteran Pat Birch will stage the evening, which is being described as "part concert, part theatre [and] part a series of jazz ruminations."
White, who starred in the award-winning revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, garnered a Tony Award for her work in Cy Coleman's The Life. She also starred on Broadway in Barnum and Once on This Island and just completed a critically hailed stint at New York's posh cabaret, Feinstein's at the Regency.
"Songs for a New Millennium" begins at 8:30 PM at the Kennedy Center's concert hall, and tickets — $10-$27 — are available by calling (800) 444 1324. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is located in Washington, D.C., at 2700 F. Street. For more information, go to www.kennedy-center.org.